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Promotion of renewable energy in the EU after 2020 [European Parliament impact 2014-2019]

In June 2018, the EU institutions reached agreement on a substantial revision of the Renewables Directive (RED), which sets an ambitious framework for the promotion of renewable energy sources in the EU over the 2021-2030 period. Continue reading

Building a renewable energy future on dialogue and cooperation

The STOA workshop ‘Responding to public opposition to low-carbon energy technologies’ gathered academic experts, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), regulators and grid operators to share their perspectives on managing public opposition to and support for low-carbon energy technologies. Continue reading

EU policies – Delivering for citizens: Environmental protection [Policy Podcast]

Through its environmental policy, the European Union (EU) has been improving Europeans’ well-being since 1972. Today, the aim of EU environmental policy is to ensure that by 2050 we are living well, within the limits of the planet. Continue reading

Tables rondes à Niamey : Numérique, eau et agriculture, et énergies renouvelables

Le Président du Parlement européen se rendra au Niger les 17 et 18 juillet. Une nouveauté totale pour ce genre de déplacement : il a tenu à ce que sa visite comporte un important volet dédié à la recherche et que s’engagent un dialogue et une réflexion sur les expériences de l’Europe, les expériences du Niger, les enjeux et les défis communs, les réponses possibles. Autour de trois tables-rondes, les chercheurs et experts de haut niveau d’Europe et d’Afrique vont échanger leurs expériences sur la transformation numérique, l’agriculture et la gestion de l’eau, et les énergies renouvelables. Continue reading

Promoting renewable energy sources in the EU after 2020 [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 30 November 2016, the European Commission launched the Clean Energy package, which included a recast of the Directive on the promotion of renewable energy sources (‘RES Directive’). Continue reading

Governance of the energy union [EU Legislation in Progress]

The Commission proposed a regulation on governance of the energy union, as part of its Clean Energy package (30 November 2016). Continue reading

Cities: Front line of climate action

Cities have a crucial role to play in addressing the climate change challenge and delivering on the ambitions of the Paris Agreement. Continue reading

EU sustainability criteria for bioenergy [Policy Podcast]

Written by Gregor Erbach, Bioenergy, which is generally produced from plants such as agricultural crops or trees, comes in various forms. Wood and other solid biomass are commonly used for heating and electricity generation. Liquid biofuels for transport and other purposes are mainly made from food and feed crops, but can also be produced from … Continue reading

Common rules for the internal electricity market [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 30 November 2016, the European Commission presented a legislative proposal for a recast directive on the internal market for electricity, as part of a comprehensive legislative package entitled ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’. The proposed directive would oblige Member States to ensure a more competitive, customer-centred, flexible and non-discriminatory EU electricity market with market-based supply prices. Continue reading

Internal market for electricity [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 30 November 2016, the European Commission presented a legislative proposal for a regulation on the internal market for electricity, as part of a comprehensive legislative package on the energy union. The proposed regulation is aimed at making the electricity market fit for more flexibility, decarbonisation and innovation, by providing for undistorted market signals. Continue reading

EU Sustainable Energy Week promoting sustainable energy across Europe

Written by Gregor Erbach, The highlight of the EU Sustainable Energy Week #EUSEW16 is a three day conference in Brussels and brings together some 2 300 experts, entrepreneurs and policymakers. It takes place at a time when the EU is busy with preparations for implementing its commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change. The … Continue reading

Promotion of renewable energy sources in the EU: EU policies and Member State approaches

Written by Gregor Erbach, The development of renewable energy sources (RES) is a priority for the EU. One of the goals of the Energy Union strategy is to make the EU the world leader in renewable energies. Renewable energy comprises a wide variety of energy sources. The most important RES in the EU are wood … Continue reading

G20 voluntary cooperation in energy policy

Written by Nikolina Šajn G20 energy ministers held their first ever meeting on 2 October 2015. Their discussion focused on renewable energy, energy efficiency, universal access to energy and investments in energy. The ministers adopted the ‘Toolkit of Voluntary Options for Renewable Energy Deployment’, aimed at increasing the use of renewable energy around the world, … Continue reading

Energy consumption in the EU

Written by Eulalia Claros The EU Energy Efficiency Directive sets targets to cut primary and final energy consumption, with countries required to submit action plans to achieve national targets. Whilst progress has been made, the overall picture of fuel sources and user consumption in the EU remains fragmented along national lines. Energy consumption statistics measure … Continue reading

UN climate talks in Lima – more than hot air?

Written by Gregor Erbach The 20th UN climate change conference, which starts today (1 December) in Lima, will focus on preparing a new global climate agreement, applicable to all countries. It is to be adopted a year later at the following conference in Paris. Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, represents the … Continue reading

In Focus: Energy Security

Will the people of Europe have difficulty to keep warm this winter? Recent events in Ukraine have highlighted the weakness of the EU’s current energy supply arrangements. This week we take a look at the issue, the alternatives, and the possible actions to be taken. The importance of a secure energy supply to the EU … Continue reading

Energy supply in the EU28

The EU is highly dependent on energy imports, as less than half of its energy consumption is covered by domestic production. The remainder – some 53% – needs to be imported from abroad, with Russia topping the ranks as supplier of gas, oil and coal.This infographic looks at the Member States’ domestic energy production, their … Continue reading

Secure, clean and affordable energy for Europe

The EU is developing energy policies that aim to ensure security of supply, affordable energy for households and industry, and a reduction of carbon emissions in line with EU climate commitments. A new global energy landscape The global energy landscape keeps changing. Electricity from renewable sources has been gaining market share, but there are concerns … Continue reading

EU climate and energy policies post-2020: Energy security, competitiveness and decarbonisation

The European Commission recently presented its proposals for post-2020 climate and energy policies. It is now up to Parliament and Member States to reach an agreement. The current “20-20-20” targets focus on decarbonisation through the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the deployment of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures. The global context for … Continue reading

Indirect land use change (ILUC) and biofuels in the EU

This dossier aims to provide information on very recent studies and analyses regarding the ILUC and biofuels issue. It has been created in February 2013 and last updated in March 2014. ILUC occurs when biofuel crops replace food crops. If existing agricultural land is turned over to biofuel production, agriculture has to proceed to land … Continue reading

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